Tag Archives: Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Sketch Series Coming to Netflix

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross in Mr. Show With Bob and David.

Two of the best people to happen to television, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, are officially getting their own sketch comedy series on Netflix! The “Mr. Show” duo will reunite (finally) for a new series called “With Bob and David” coming exclusive to Netflix.

“With Bob and David” is described as picking up when Bob and David are dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs and find work serving their country the best way they know how—by making sketch comedy, featuring all new characters, all new scenes and most significantly, all new wigs. The series will consist of four half-hour episodes, along with an hour-long making-of special.

The longtime collaborators will write, star and executive produce the series along with Marc Provissiero and Naomi Odenkirk of Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Tim Sarkes of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

Netflix even graced us with the first image from “With Bob and David” featuring guest star Jon Barinholtz, which you can see below.

WBAD-Netflix-

Better Call Saul Releases New Teaser and Premiere Date

Bob-Odenkirk-as-Saul-in-Breaking-BadAMC announced earlier this week that the highly anticipated “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” will premiere Sunday, February 8 while the second episode will air the following night on February 9.

“Better Call Saul” is set six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White.  When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet.  Working alongside and often against Jimmy is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, a beloved character first introduced in “Breaking Bad.” The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into a man who puts the criminal in “criminal lawyer.”

Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as lawyer Saul Goodman along with BB alum Jonathan Banks who also reprises his role as Mike Ehrmantraut. The cast also includes Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin and Michael Mando as Nacho Varga – characters who are said to represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.

Vince Gilligan, the creator of BB, directed the first episode of “Better Call Saul.” The first season will consist of 10 episodes and air Sundays at 10 P.M. The series has already been renewed for second season of 13 episodes by AMC.

You can watch the new trailer below:

Check Out the First Images From FX’s Fargo

fargotv001

As if I could love Martin Freeman anymore after “Sherlock” and The Hobbit but now he is starring in the television adaptation of one of my favorite movies? Yes, please. Earlier this week, FX officially released the first stills for their upcoming series, “Fargo,” via Yahoo! Movies.

“Fargo” will premiere this spring in a limited run and features an all-new “true crime” story, following a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and “Minnesota nice” that has made the film an enduring classic. As previously announced, Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Freeman. Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy Gus Grimly, a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety when he comes face-to-face with a killer.

The film is based on the Joel and Ethan Coen’s Academy Award-winning feature film. The series adaptation stars Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Bob Odenkirk, and Colin Hanks.

Odenkirk plays Deputy Bill Olson, a Bemidji deputy with seniority over his younger, smarter and more ambitious fellow deputy.

Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman, who will be a series regular Oliver Platt will play Stavros Milos, the Supermarket King of Minnesota. Kate Walsh will star as Gina Hess, a former stripper and mother of teenaged twin boys. Glenn Howerton will play Don Chumph, an ambitious personal trainer. Joey King will play Gus’s daughter, Greta Grimly and Peter Breitmayer will play Lieutenant Schmidt, Gus’s superior officer. Tom Musgrave will portray Bo Munk, Lester’s boss at the Bo Munk Insurance Shop, and Josh Close will play Ron Nygaard, Lester’s younger and more successful brother. Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg will play members of the Fargo Crime Syndicate, Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers, respectively – Mr. Wrench is the muscle. Mr. Numbers is the mouth.

A 10-episode limited series, “Fargo” is written by Noah Hawley. Adam Bernstein (“30 Rock”) will direct the premiere hour. Executive Producers are Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and Geyer Kosinski. “Fargo” is produced by FX Productions and MGM Television.

FARGO  FX/MGM

“Better Call Saul” Coming to Netflix in 2014 After AMC Debut

saul-goodman

Netflix and Sony Pictures Television have partnered up to make the “Breaking Bad” spinoff series, “Better Call Saul” available exclusively to streaming members in Europe and Latin America shortly after its airing in the U.S. beginning in 2014.

For viewers in the U.S. and Canada, the complete first season of “Better Call Saul” will be available to Netflix members after its season finale on AMC Networks. The deal makes Netflix the exclusive subscription television service in all its territories for both the new series and the original.

“Better Call Saul” will feature Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. The series is co-created and executive produced by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan. The show will follow mall-based super lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before he became Walter White’s attorney. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said,

“‘Breaking Bad’ is widely recognized as one of the great TV experiences in this new golden age of television. It has also proven very popular with Netflix subscribers around the world. This spin-off promises to continue its tradition of powerful storytelling. We are proud to be in business with Sony Pictures Television to bring Saul Goodman to our subscribers around the world.”

“Better Call Saul” May Be a Sequel/Prequel Hybrid

 

saul-goodman

Since it was revealed that a “Breaking Bad” spinoff featuring our favorite criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, was in the works, fans have been speculating about what and who exactly we will see in the new series. It was later confirmed that the show would be a prequel to BB featuring the pre – Walter White life of Goodman. But it is possible that we may see his life in Nebraska following the events of the BB finale as well.

During a recent interview with IGN, the actor who plays Goodman, Bob Odenkirk, talked about his hopes and ideas for the upcoming series.

Odenkirk was asked about the possibility of including flash forwards to Goodman post-BB. He confirmed that he had brought up that the series creator Vince Gilligan.

“Well, I’ve talked to Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould], who are writing and creating the series, about this and I’ve said that a lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel,” said Odenkirk.

As for how Goodman becomes the titular character, that is still in the works. Odenkirk says that while Gilligan is still formulating the backstory, he has some ideas regarding his character’s illustrious past as well as how he becomes Goodman on screen.

I wouldn’t go into too much detail, because I don’t want to influence Vince at all in his efforts. I’m approaching this the way I approached Breaking Bad, which is, ‘Vince, you write it and then you hand it to me and I will figure out my part.’ And I will not try to own the universe, or tell you what happens, or dictate anything. I will do the job of an actor, which is take the script, study it, think about it, feel it and ask myself, ‘Who is this person is and how do I be him?’ It’s been incredibly freeing to do that. You know my resume. You know I’ve directed, produced, and written. And when you do all of those things, acting is a lot less fun and you have a lot less energy and focus as an actor because you’re thinking of all the things revolving around the character, rather than just playing the role.

Odenkirk also added that the “writers are starting up in two or three weeks, so they’re trying to get that ready.”

Currently, there is no word on who else we can expect to cameo or appear in “Better Call Saul” or an anticipated premiere date.

Vince Gilligan Talks Plans For Better Call Saul

saul-goodman

Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad” recently spoke out about the upcoming spinoff series, “Better Call Saul.” The spinoff will feature everyone’s favorite character, the criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. The series will be a prequel to “Break Bad,” set before Saul met Walter White and became embroiled in the world of the meth kingpin. 

Gilligan spoke about the difficulties in creating a spinoff series based on the side character. 

“There’s obviously a danger inherent in doing a spinoff,” Gilligan said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “But I just love the character of Saul Goodman [Bob Odenkirk] so much, and part of me doesn’t want to say no to this world.”

“Better Call Saul” was originally intended to be a half-hour sitcom, however, Gilligan and Goodman creator Peter Gould decided to return to the one-hour drama format.

“We’re both one-hour drama guys,” he said. “So we figured, ‘Why not shoot Saul in the same way?’ Let’s shoot it in Albuquerque, let’s get as much of the crew back together as possible, and let’s do it the way we did it before so that it will be of a piece with that pre-existing fictional universe that we had so much fun creating.”

He went to explain that while it will be a drama series, we can expect a lot of comedy as well.

“While they’re still working through plot, they anticipate the series being set in an office with a much lighter tone than that of its predecessor. If Bad was 75 percent dramatic and 25 percent comedic, Saul will be the opposite. The challenge has been finding the dramatic tension in their lead character,” said the Hollywood Reporter.

Many fans of “Breaking Bad” are wondering whether or not there will be cameos of their beloved characters in the spinoff. Gilligan reassured us that it is a big possibility. 

“Personally, I’d have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then,” said Gilligan.

Currently, AMC is tentatively planning for the premiere of “Better Call Saul” to be set sometime between August and October of 2014.

“Better Call Saul” Series Moves Forward

saul-goodman

A few months ago we reported that a “Breaking Bad” spinoff was in the works for everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. AMC recently confirmed that the project is definitely moving forward and (for the moment) is titled, “Better Call Saul.” Continue reading “Better Call Saul” Series Moves Forward

Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt and Ian Roberts Join The Kitchen Sink

kitchen-s-cast

Um, a dream has come true with this casting announcement. Deadline has reported that Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman, bitch), Patton Oswalt, and Ian Roberts (also known forever as the literal doctor) have officially joined the cast of the upcoming Sony Pictures project, The Kitchen Sink. The three comedic actors will join Mackenzie Davis, Nicholas Braun, Chris Zylka, Josh Fadem, Joan Cusack, Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, Denis Leary and Vanessa Hudgens in the horror-comedy film. Continue reading Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt and Ian Roberts Join The Kitchen Sink